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Adolescents and WarHow Youth Deal with Political Violence$
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Brian K Barber

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195343359

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343359.001.0001

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Moving Forward with Research on Adolescents and Political Violence

Moving Forward with Research on Adolescents and Political Violence

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(p.315) Chapter 13 Moving Forward with Research on Adolescents and Political Violence
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Adolescents and War
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Brian K. Barber

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343359.003.0013

This chapter outlines a set of specific recommendations for future research that stem from the discussions and findings of this volume as a whole. The study of youth and political violence should focus on: (1) studying adolescence as a focal group more explicitly (i.e. both focusing research more precisely on adolescents, distinct from other age groups, and suggesting realms of development of most relevance to be studied); (2) refining the dominant trend in current studies of linking exposure to negative functioning (i.e. identifying key mediators and moderators of the effect of conflict exposure); and (3) expanding the scope of inquiry (i.e. broadening the assessment of experience with political violence and the consideration of the types of youth functioning that should be investigated). A final recommendation is for work that better synthesizes research and policy interests.

Keywords:   youth, adolescents, war, political violence

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